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From Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website: The arms were granted on 4 Aug 1980. The eagle
is taken from the arms of the former district of Wetzlar, the lower half
from the arms of the Dillkreis.
Literature: Korn, 1984.
The arms of Wetzlar showed in the upper part the Imperial Eagle, as a symbol for the former imperial estate Kalsmunt and imperial city of Wetzlar.
The arms of Dillkreis were a combination of the arms of Nassau (lion) and Orange (Horn). The area around Dillenburg was the centre of the County of Nassau since the 11th century. Later it was the capital of the Orange-Nassau branch. The Princes of Orange-Nassau later became the Dutch Royal family. Willem of Nassau-Dillenburg, Stadhouder (governor) of the Netherlands, inherited in the 16th century the principality of Orange in the south of France.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 25 Oct 2001